Stockholm university

Tiina Pursiainen RosenbergProfessor

About me


Tiina Rosenberg is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stockholm University. She is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts Helsinki and has previously been a Professor of Gender Studies at Stockholm University and at Lund University. Rosenberg has written extensively on performing arts, feminism, and queer theory. She is the author of Byxbegär (Desiring Pants, 2000), Queerfeministisk agenda (Queer Feminist Agenda, 2002), Besvärliga människor: Teatersamtal med Suzanne Osten (Difficult People: Theatre Talks with Suzanne Osten, 2004), L–ordet. Vart tog alla lesbiska vägen? (The L-Word. Where Have All the Lesbians Gone? 2006) and Bögarnas Zarah: diva, ikon, kult (Queer Zarah: Diva, Icon, Cult, 2009). Rosenberg is the editor of Könet brinner. Judith Butlers texter i urval (Gender is Burning! Essays by Judith Butler, 2005) and Genus ogjort (Undoing gender, 2006). She is the co-author of Teater i Sverige (Theatre in Sweden, 2004), with Lena Hammergren, Karin Helander and Willmar Sauter.

In 2012 Rosenberg published Ilska, hopp och solidaritet. Med feministisk scenkonst in i framtiden (Anger, Hope, and Solidarity: Carrying Feminist Performance Art into the Future), a study of contemporary feminist performance in Sweden, and in 2014 a book in Finnish, Arvot mekin ansaitsemme: kansakunta, demokratia ja tasa-arvo (We Have the Values We Deserve: Nation, Democracy, and Equality) that deals with culture and democracy. Her book Don’t Be Quiet, Start a Riot. Essays on Feminism and Performance (2016) is available as Open Access at

Rosenberg's latest books include Mästerregissören. När Ludvig Josephson tog Europa till Sverige (The Master Director. When Ludvig Josephson Brought Europe to Sweden, 2017) and HBTQ spelar roll – mellan garderob och kanon (LGBTQ Plays a Role – Between the Closet and the Canon, 2018). Together with Sandra D'Urso and Anna Renée Winget, Rosenberg is the editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Queer and Trans Feminisms in Contemporary Performance (2021) that explores key queer and trans feminist theories as they relate to contemporary performance. Rosenberg is also the editor along with Rebecca Brinch and Dirk Gindt of Berätta, överleva, inte drunkna: Antirasism, dekolonisering och migration i svensk teater (Recount, Survive, Do Not Drown: Antiracism, Decolonization, and Migration in Swedish Theatre, 2022). 

Rosenberg is a founding member of the Feminist Theatre Working Group at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance (EASTAP), and a member of the Association of Nordic Theatre Scholars (ANTS).